The 5 most influential lighting trends

In today’s most on-trend interior settings, lighting has a key role to play. Whether its serving as a stunning focal point, driving energy savings or setting the mood for a mid-century style comeback – lighting greatly influences the overall design goals of your home. These 5 lighting trends are having the greatest impact on today’s up-to-date residential interiors:

Progress Lighting LED kitchen | Courtesy of The New American Home
Progress Lighting LED kitchen | Courtesy of The New American Home

LED: LED lighting has revolutionized the lighting industry. Once seen as an expensive and unattractive source, LED lighting has transformed into a viable lighting solution that provides long-term energy savings and aesthetically pleasing light output. As LED becomes more mainstream, a wider range of styles has come into play, which now includes traditional designs.

Progress Lighting has introduced a variety of LED fixtures that cater to a broad spectrum of design tastes – from recessed to decorative options. For example, Progress Lighting recently unveiled a new LED Retro Pendant, which features prismatic glass and a clean, simple design that brings a classic appeal to kitchen settings.

Lighting Trend: Industrial influences
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Vintage Electric Design: Fixtures with an industrial flair bring a unique authenticity to residential interiors. Inspired by mid-century design, these fixtures are more masculine than your traditional lighting sources. Key features include mixed metals, knob and strap details, textured glass, Edison bulbs – all of which evoke a spirit of age-old craftsmanship and a warehouse, vintage electric feel.

An example of this style is Progress Lighting’s new Draper collection. With style, charm and intrigue, Draper is all about achieving architectural interest. While polished detailing and tubular forms contribute to an authentic style, the candelabra socket accommodates a variety of decorative bulbs. Popular -20 Antique Bronze and -104 Polished Nickel options finish the pieces.

Lighting Trend: Crystal Accents

Glamour: Elegant fixtures – traditionally found in dining rooms and entryways – are making their way into unexpected areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Designers and architects are choosing fancier lighting additions, adorned with beads, bobeches and crystals, contributing to the luxurious feel of the space.

Circular spheres by Progress Lighting

Geometric: Geometric fixtures with sharp lines and clean edges are popular among consumers. Typically found in modern interiors, these designs are crossing over to traditional settings, and can be mixed and matched for a clean-lined aesthetic.

Lighting Trend: New metallic finishes | Image courtesy of Kolter Homes
Lighting Trend: New metallic finishes | Image courtesy of Kolter Homes

New metallic finishes: From copper lighting finishes to brass sinks, warm metals are making a run in the residential scene. Shades and tones of copper are growing in popularity, while Brushed Nickel and Antique Bronze continue to appear on Progress Lighting’s best-selling list. Highly reflective surfaces such as Polished Nickel and Polished Chrome are also becoming more prevalent.

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